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£9,927 awarded to Breckland community projects

0 on August 20, 2014, 7:07 am

Two projects that will benefit local people are to receive a total of up to £9,927 through Breckland Council’s match-funding scheme. Lynda Turner, Breckland Council Executive Member for Community and Environmental Services said: “The Council’s match funding scheme is there to support worthwhile initiatives that will benefit their communities. These two projects will improve choice and facilities for residents and […]

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New Apprenticeships opportunity aims to put Norfolk youngsters on the road to success

New Apprenticeships opportunity aims to put Norfolk youngsters on the road to success

0 on August 20, 2014, 7:03 am

A new apprenticeships programme is giving a group of young people in Norfolk the opportunity to forge a career in the highways industry. The programme, run by Norfolk County Council in partnership with Lafarge Tarmac, will offer ten apprentices a start in a highways maintenance career in locations across Norfolk. Beginning in September, the Apprenticeships will last for two years […]

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Free taster to give youngsters a chance to dance

Free taster to give youngsters a chance to dance

0 on August 19, 2014, 4:07 pm

Children who love to move and dance are being invited to come along to an upcoming free dance class taster session. On September 11 Litcham Dance Studio will throw open its doors to youngsters aged 5-16 to give them the chance to try out one of its classes for free. The no obligation trial is being offered ahead of the […]

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Norfolk stake in east-west rail link study

Norfolk stake in east-west rail link study

0 on August 18, 2014, 1:55 pm

A new study has shown that there is a strong economic case for an east-west rail link that would open up the possibility of new journeys from Norfolk to the Midlands and beyond, without the need for passengers to make their way across London. The East West Rail Consortium* has published a report showing that extending the East West Rail […]

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Mid-Norfolk Labour Party select Dereham man, Harry Clarke, as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for next election

Mid-Norfolk Labour Party select Dereham man, Harry Clarke, as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for next election

0 on August 18, 2014, 7:20 am

Mr Clarke has had a career in the NHS in many areas at a senior level, in London, the South East and Norfolk and Suffolk, including Great Ormond St Children’s Hospital; Family Doctor/GP services, Community Children’s Services and as a Hospital Inspector covering the UK for a predecessor to the Care Quality Commission. He has also lectured occasionally at Brunel […]

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Thousands of Norfolk children up for a Summer Reading Challenge at their local library

Thousands of Norfolk children up for a Summer Reading Challenge at their local library

0 on August 15, 2014, 1:49 pm

The Summer Reading Challenge is in full swing but it’s not too late for Norfolk’s children to get involved during the holidays. Some of Norfolk’s libraries are already reporting record numbers of young people signing up, with over 600 children taking on the challenge at Downham Market Library and over 300 at Sprowston Library. The theme for the 2014 Summer […]

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360° Business Networking comes to Watton

360° Business Networking comes to Watton

0 on August 15, 2014, 8:36 am

360° Business Networking have announced that following the successful launch last year in Dereham the group is now coming to Watton, and are inviting local business to the first meeting on 9th September the Broom Hall Country Hotel, we will meet at 7:15 and be finished by 9am. Subsequently we will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the […]

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Awesome young people wanted to become Heritage Heros!

Awesome young people wanted to become Heritage Heros!

0 on August 15, 2014, 8:17 am

The summer holidays can be long and boring, but there’s plenty of free fun opportunities to get involved in, including the chance to become a Heritage Hero! Norwich’s Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) is looking for a group of awesome young people to create the Heritage Hero Group – a great free opportunity for kids looking to do something […]

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Norwich city centre traffic changes

Norwich city centre traffic changes

0 on August 15, 2014, 7:22 am

Changes to traffic flows in the centre of Norwich come into effect next week as the Chapel Field North bus access scheme reaches a new stage. On Tuesday 19 August Little Bethel Street will be permanently closed and both Cleveland Road and Bethel Street will become two-way, allowing traffic to enter and leave the area – including the Forum car […]

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Breckland Crime Summary for weekending 13th August 2014

Breckland Crime Summary for weekending 13th August 2014

0 on August 15, 2014, 7:19 am

Overview from Breckland Policing Commander Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley We have started to receive reports that catalytic converters are being stolen from vehicles. These are often taken from under 4×4 type vehicles as access to the underside is easier than that on ordinary cars. Again the offenders tend to like quieter locations to ‘work’ such as industrial estates or garage […]

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A unique chance to ride through the battlefields of WW1 with World Horse Welfare

A unique chance to ride through the battlefields of WW1 with World Horse Welfare

0 on August 14, 2014, 10:59 am

The Battlefield Centenary Tour 2014 – Retreat from Mons – September 12th-20th. Britain’s largest rescue and rehoming horse charity, World Horse Welfare, has organised a bespoke tour to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1 and the debt owed to horses. The nine-day trip will be steeped in history, offering riders the chance to ride through Northern France and […]

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Hingham and District Art and Textile Exhibition 30th anniversary

Hingham and District Art and Textile Exhibition 30th anniversary

0 on August 14, 2014, 10:54 am

Hingham and District Art and Textile Exhibition is taking place again this year. However both the venue and dates are changing. The venue is moving from St. Andrew’s Church, Hingham to the Lincoln Hall, Hingham. This venue allows us to have more parking, toilets on site and more choice of refreshments. The Exhibition is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, […]

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Latest Breckland planning application list published

Latest Breckland planning application list published

0 on August 13, 2014, 2:01 pm

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 12th August 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Norfolk’s arrangements for supporting school improvement judged to be effective

Norfolk’s arrangements for supporting school improvement judged to be effective

on August 13, 2014, 2:30 am

Ofsted has found that Norfolk County Council’s arrangements for supporting school improvement are “effective” – one year on from a series of adverse judgements from inspectors. It is the first re-inspection of the department since the Department for Education issued the council with a directions notice last year and comes on the back of a peer review into the county’s […]

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Explore industrial Norwich Heritage and Colman’s legacy on new walking tour on 21st August

Explore industrial Norwich Heritage and Colman’s legacy on new walking tour on 21st August

on August 12, 2014, 2:19 pm

As part of Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum’s celebrations of 200 years of Colman’s in Norwich, author Nick Williams guides a walking tour of Norwich’s fascinating industrial heritage on Thursday 21st August at 3pm. The tour unveils the surprising industrial history of the city, as featured in Nick’s best-selling book Norwich: City of Industries, with an emphasis on Colman’s influential […]

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